New episode of the Public Procurement Podcast is up

I have just uploaded episode #24 of the Public Procurement Podcast. The interviewee this time is Warren Smith, Director of Warren Smith, Director, Digital Marketplace part of the Government Digital Service.

We talked at length about the changes in digital procurement the UK Government is curently undertaking, some that already happened and others which will be happening in the future like the adoption of the Open Contracting Data Standard.

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Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. Improving efficiency by building behavioural insights into an innovative NHS procurement portal (research project). Looks very interesting and I look forward to the findings.

2. Public procurement in Europe needs to enter the digital era. Good blogpost by Mara Mendes and Mihaly Fazekas on the need for better procurement data (and standards...) in the EU.

3. World Bank's Key Findings of Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016.

4. Ofcom turns to the Digital Marketplace to speed digital transformation. Fascinating example of in house procurement.

5. Welsh Government spends £100k over three years on Twitter account management. But hey, it's a "reputable and reliable service from a company that has been through the Official Journal of the European Union procurement process." Whatever that means.